Easy Drop Biscuits

Unbaked Biscuits on a Baking Sheet
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  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 12 biscuits (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
75 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 biscuits (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 129mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Drop biscuits are great for when you don’t have a lot of time to make roll out biscuits to go with your meal. Their name comes from the fact that the biscuits are quickly mixed and then dropped onto a baking sheet to bake.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup milk (cold or room temperature)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven 450 degrees F. Grease baking sheet.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Add milk all at once and mix until flour is completely wet. Drop biscuit batter, about 2 Tbsp for each biscuit, onto a greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake 450 degrees F for 12 minutes or until done. Serve warm with your meal.